The Yellowstone River has been a great fishing option recently. Still a bit of mud is pushing through from a recent storm in the park leaving only 2 feet of visibility on the banks. There are quite a few folks fishing that direction but it hasn't been too tricky to find fish. The hopper bite has been getting better and better every day. Small hoppers have worked best early but if you switch to a larger size in the afternoon trout have been eating them. Our favorite hoppers have been the Blade Runner, Thunder Thighs and Grand Hopper. Yellow has seemed to produce the most fish but we have had fish take pink, purple and tan as well. Don't shy away from attractor dries as they have been able to pick up fish as well. Nymphing has been decent if you don't mind hooking into some whitefish between trout. Yellow sallies, caddis nymphs, and other attractor nymphs have all been fishing well
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Keep in mind you can shop all of our flies in our online store for both shipping and curbside pickup. You can also order hand-picked fly selections for the Yellowstone River before you head out and we'll have them ready for you to pick up!
Upper Yellowstone River Webcam - Located above the river in Gardiner, Montana.
Yellowstone River Webcam - Located just upstream of Pine Creek in the Paradise Valley
The Yellowstone River is the quintessential large western river and provides a unique Montana fly fishing opportunity with over 100 miles of quality, wild trout water. In fact, the Yellowstone River is the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48. There is every type of water to be found through its course, including the whitewater sections of Yankee Jim Canyon, the placid glides of Paradise Valley, and the long riffles of the lower sections near Big Timber.
For Yellowstone River Shuttles Contact:
B and G River Shuttle: (406) 223-0626
Digger Driver Shuttle: (406) 823-9238